In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour)
In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) (2002)

Cinematic iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard returns to the front ranks of contemporary filmmaking while embracing the digital video revolution (no great surprise, given his eager and early embrace of video technology in the 1970s) with this drama.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 22, 2003
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Godard has created such a hermetic, uncompromising world that only the hardiest cinematic spelunkers are likely to appreciate its depths.

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Gene Seymour
Newsday

The movie's ripe, enrapturing beauty will tempt those willing to probe its inscrutable mysteries.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

All the beauty does not make the film even half as profound as it so obviously strives to be.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's the intellectual ride of your life, as far as moviegoing goes.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

The best indication of the film's pretentiousness comes from recurrent images of a book with blank pages, as if to point out that Godard has nothing to say, but so what? Let's throw in a few images and people will come anyway.

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Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

Love, in Godard's case, is indistinguishable from cinema and thus he sees the growing capitalist machine as a threat to both.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A haunting, intense work, intellectually exploratory yet too emotionally acute in its melancholy to be considered merely academic.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The trick when watching Godard is to catch the pitch of his poetics, savor the pleasure of his sounds and images, and ponder the historical, philosophical, and ethical issues that intersect with them.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Free-associative, unreasonable and stubborn, unresolved, and elegiac in tone, In Praise of Love is a great meditation on memory, aging, and love.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
I am just waiting for the cinephiles to jump all over me. A measly three stars for the return of the great Godard. The truth is that I wasn't terribly… More
Dimitris Springer
The usage of challenging montage and hews aren't an important advantage of this Godard flick.Le dialogue probablement to semi-quote another… More

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